Monday, January 16, 2006

Key Dem against filibustering Alito vote

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

from The Washington Times:

.. She will not support filibustering the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., although she will oppose his confirmation.

"I do not see a likelihood of a filibuster," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and often a swing vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I don't see those kinds of egregious things emerging that would justify a filibuster."

Mrs. Feinstein said a filibuster against Judge Alito would be an abuse of the parliamentary tool.

When it comes to filibustering a Supreme Court appointment, you really have to have something out there, whether it's gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface," she said yesterday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "This is a man I might disagree with," she said of Judge Alito. "That doesn't mean he shouldn't be on the court."

GOOD. A DemocRAT with some sort of brain cells left.. even though she will oppose his confirmation. Not surprising.

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